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Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act Will Make Homes Accessible

Today, I introduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act, which would require new homes built with federal dollars to meet accessibility standards -- including a zero-step entrance, wheelchair accessible doorways and bathrooms, and climate controls that are at a height reachable from a wheelchair. Show More Summary

Washington forgets the art of friendship

Bob Dole, now 92 and in a wheelchair, made a rare return visit to Congress on Monday to celebrate this week's 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act - the sort of big bipartisan triumph of yore that now seems unimaginable.

Washington forgets the art of friendship (Guest Voice)

Washington forgets the art of friendship by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Bob Dole, now 92 and in a wheelchair, made a rare return visit to Congress on Monday to celebrate this week’s 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act — the sort of big bipartisan triumph of yore that [...]Show More Summary

25 Years After The ADA, Navigating New York City Is Still Daunting For The Disabled

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

  Just after midnight on a Sunday in June, 60-year-old Monica Bartley and 55-year-old Geraldine Brown found themselves stranded at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. Both women use wheelchairs, and the accessible bus they depend on to take them home to Brooklyn had long stopped running. Show More Summary

Disability Rights Advocates Call Out Uber Over Accessibility Issues

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

  Uber still has a long way to go in order to make its transportation network fully accessible to New Yorkers in wheelchairs, a disability rights organization said ahead of Sunday's 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Show More Summary

Navigating L.A. proved challenging before Americans With Disabilities Act

As the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it's hard to imagine the struggles of creating an independent life in a wheelchair before the government required accommodations.

I'm in a wheelchair, I'm queer and I'm still a real man

A few weeks ago, I was invited to an LGBT Pride celebration — one of those big bashes filled with sexy boys. It's rare for me to go. I'm more of a Cinderfella, likely to sit at home and binge on Netflix, only wishing for a chance to hobnob with hotties. Show More Summary

Montgomery aims to make all taxicabs wheelchair accessible by 2025

The County Council approved a 25 cent pre-trip surcharge on Uber, Lyft and other transportation network services to fund efforts to make the taxi fleet wheelchair accessible.

6 tips for covering people with disabilities

Andrea Dalzell, 2015 Ms. Wheelchair New York, participates in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade, Sunday, July 12 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Like many reporters who end up covering disability issues, it’s not my beat. ButShow More Summary

Lafayette Theater Shooter Identified, Sandra Bland's Death Ruled Suicide, 'Threatened' L.A. Cops Tase Man in Wheelchair: A.M. Links

6 days agoNews : Reason

A 58-year-old shooter at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater last night killed two people and injured nine others before shooting himself. Police today identified the man as John Russell Houser, from Alabama; they are not sure whyShow More Summary

Dancers In Wheelchairs Appear On Bolshoi Stage For First Time

“When the Bolshoi unveiled its take on a Russian literature classic this week, among the dancers was a Paralympian who lost his leg to frostbite while serving in the Russian army, swirling on stage in his wheelchair.”

Shocking Video Shows LAPD Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair With 3 Bean Bag Rounds and a Taser

The video shows 10 officers on the scene for this one man in a wheelchair. Los Angeles, CA — Three rounds with a bean bag gun and a taser — deployed against a man in a wheelchair. The LAPD is facing criticism after a video surfaced that shows them firing beanbag rounds at a man in a wheelchair and then hitting him with a taser. Show More Summary

Video: LAPD Under Fire For Tasering Suspect In Wheelchair

6 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

A new video shows 10 officers with the LAPD surrounding Christopher Zareck, 43, who is confined to a wheelchair. In the video below, Zareck appears combative, but the response of the officers is being criticized as excessive and abusive. Zareck was tasered and hit repeatedly by bean-bag rounds. Officers were trying to taken Zareck into […]

Ten LAPD Cops Taser, Shoot at Homeless Man in Wheelchair (VIDEO)

A video taken by a homeless resident of Skid Row in Los Angeles captured a disturbing scene where another homeless man in a wheelchair was surrounded by ten LAPD officers, tased, and shot with bean bags.

Rebellious Granny: 79-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Escapes From Nursing Home So She Could Get Her First Tattoo

Tony Sellers arrived at the Daleview House nursing home in Londonderry for his daily visit with his mother, Sadie, to find only an empty wheelchair. Nursing home staff had no idea where the 79-year-old great grandmother had disappeared to. Show More Summary

Man Rescued After Strange Facebook Post

Facebook is being credited for saving one man’s life. Disable veteran, Chris Thomas is wheelchair bound and suffers from limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. He was heading into the bathroom at his Pittsburgh home. As he was about to enter the bathroom, his wheelchair caught the edge of a box. The box fell and a heavy shelf […]

Rebel Grandma Sneaks Out Of Care Home To Get A Tattoo

Sneaking out to get a tattoo is something you might expect from a teenager -- not a 79-year-old grandma. So you can imagine Tony Sellers' surprise when he showed up at his mother's care home only to find her empty wheelchair. Little did he know the grandmother of 11 was out on the town, getting her very own tattoo. Show More Summary

1,000-plus JFK, LaGuardia workers set to strike starting Wednesday

More than 1,000 subcontracted airport security officers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants at the city's two major airports plan to strike starting Wednesday night, according to a union that... To view the full story, click the title link.

LAPD Fire Beanbags And Taser At Homeless Man In Wheelchair

The LAPD is facing criticism for firing bean bags and a Taser at a homeless man in a wheelchair who police claim was swinging a pole. [ more › ]

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